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5 Products You Should Stop Buying Now

If you want to save money and stop supporting mega-corporations, try making these 5 do-it-yourself items instead. Even if you cannot make them on a regular basis, these 5 DIYs are fun and educational …

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5 Reasons You Should Switch to Beeswax Candles

My mother is one of those really rad people who went back to college after raising her kids. Because she was studying architecture and design, she opted into some very interesting green living and bui…

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7 Practical Uses for Beeswax

By Laura Foster-Bobroff, Hometalk No one has a fondness for stinging insects, but when it comes to the honeybee, humanity owes an enormous debt to the insect. Honeybees produce a multitude of produ…

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A Valentine’s Day DIY Staycation

A while back I gave my unwavering opinion that going on a staycation was not my idea of a vacation. Basically, I outlined why I would need a vacation from my staycation. You can read about that here. …

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Which Candles Emit Carcinogens?

As the days start their slow climb toward the winter solstice I always find myself lighting more and more candles to compensate for the diminishing sunlight. I love the warmth and flicker of light…

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Simple Beeswax Candles to Make With Kids

Today, I uncovered my dusty beeswax blocks and old candle drippings and we made candles for our Garden of Lights party--coming up in early February. The kids and I had a fantastic time. Not only does …

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5 Great Essential Oils

These less-well-known options are antibacterial and combine well with massage oil or a light lotion. 1. Cypress. This vasoconstrictor can diminish the appearance of varicose veins over time if used…

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An Eco-White Holiday

Has global warming put the kibosh on the predictability of a blanket of white fluff where you live? It's easy to bring home that snowy feeling this holiday. Start a new tradition and design an enchan…

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Safe Shoe Polish? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I am trying to live as free of toxic materials as possible, both for my health and the planet, but I am stumped by shoe polish. What can I use that works and that is safe? --Mel, WA De…

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Yummy Summer Lip Balm Formula

Protect your lips from the effects of too much sun or seawater with this easy-to-make delicious formula. Mmmm! Lip balm is easy to make. The basic formula is 1/4 cup vegetable or nut oil, 1/4 ounce…

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